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After doing an Upgrade Repair of my Win7 SP1 everything was fine... until I booted into Yosemite and soon noticed that my Win7 partition had disappeared from the Startup Disk!

My Mac OS partition still shows up in the Win7 Bootcamp Startup.

And I can still use the Option key to access either on reboot.

But I cannot select a Win7 reboot from my Mac desktop.
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by:strung
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Did you by any chance install the NTFS-3G driver?

There are reports that when the NTFS-3G driver is installed, you can no longer have the Windows partition in the Startup Disk prefpane.
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This can also happen if you resize a partition.
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Other third party NTFS drivers can also cause the problem.
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by:mtnhome
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Didn't install any drivers... just an Upgrade Repair using Win7 ISO. Nor did I resize the partition.
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Try repairing your BootCamp drivers:

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH17868
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by:mtnhome
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Win7 is running fine... don't see any driver issues.

Save for the Startup disk missing Win7 both OS's are fine.

Concerned that I might have an MBR problem.
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by:marsilies
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What do you see in Disk Utility in OS X? Does it show the Boot Camp partition?
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by:mtnhome
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Yes.... it does show the Boot Camp partition along with a 2nd NTFS partition on the same drive. My Boot Camp partition is on a separate drive from the Mac OS drive. I also ran verify and repair on the Boot Camp drive from Disk Utility... no problems!
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Can you write to the second NTFS partition while booted from the Mac OS? If so, you must have a third party NTFS driver installed. Please post a screen shot of your System Preferences Panel.
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No.... and no tuxera!

Here's some terminal outputs beginning with diskutility list!

Disk 1 is my stand alone Mac Os Yosemite drive, no partitions!

Disk 2 is a 3 partition NTFS and NFS backup drive.

Disk 3 is my Boot Camp 3.1 drive Win7 64 priemium.


Last login: Fri Jan  9 15:26:52 on ttys000
diskutil cs list
No CoreStorage logical volume groups found
Macintosh
/dev/disk0
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *320.1 GB   disk0
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:                  Apple_HFS Mac OS 10.10 HD1 320    319.2 GB   disk0s2
   3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3
/dev/disk1
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk1
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk1s1
   2:       Microsoft Basic Data IHD Programs HD3a 500/2 283.5 GB   disk1s2
   3:       Microsoft Basic Data Win7 OS HD3b 500/2      216.3 GB   disk1s3
/dev/disk2
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk2
   1:               Windows_NTFS IHD Files HD4a 1000/3   146.6 GB   disk2s1
   2:               Windows_NTFS IHD HD4b Files 1000/3   213.9 GB   disk2s3
/dev/disk3
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk3
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk3s1
   2:       Microsoft Basic Data IHD Data HD2a 500/3     166.7 GB   disk3s2
   3:                  Apple_HFS IHD Mac Files HD2b 1... 166.7 GB   disk3s3
   4:       Microsoft Basic Data IHD EaseUS Image HD2... 166.1 GB   disk3s4
/dev/disk4
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk4
   1:               Windows_NTFS EHD4 WD Macrium Imag... 1.0 TB     disk4s1
/dev/disk5
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *80.0 GB    disk5
   1:               Windows_NTFS EHD1 WD Files 80        80.0 GB    disk5s1



sudo gpt -vv -r show /dev/disk1
gpt show: /dev/disk1: mediasize=500107862016; sectorsize=512; blocks=976773168
gpt show: /dev/disk1: Suspicious MBR at sector 0
gpt show: /dev/disk1: Pri GPT at sector 1
gpt show: /dev/disk1: Sec GPT at sector 976773167
      start       size  index  contents
          0          1         MBR
          1          1         Pri GPT header
          2         32         Pri GPT table
         34          6        
         40     409600      1  GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
     409640  553648128      2  GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7
  554057768     264152        
  554321920  422446145      3  GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7
  976768065       5070        
  976773135         32         Sec GPT table
  976773167          1         Sec GPT header



sudo gpt -vv -r show /dev/disk2
gpt show: /dev/disk2: mediasize=1000204886016; sectorsize=512; blocks=1953525168
gpt show: /dev/disk2: MBR at sector 0
       start        size  index  contents
           0           1         MBR
           1        2047        
        2048   286388707      1  MBR part 7
   286390755  1249338909        
  1535729664   417790401      3  MBR part 7
  1953520065        5103        



sudo gpt -vv -r show /dev/disk3
gpt show: /dev/disk3: mediasize=500107862016; sectorsize=512; blocks=976773168
gpt show: /dev/disk3: Suspicious MBR at sector 0
gpt show: /dev/disk3: Pri GPT at sector 1
gpt show: /dev/disk3: Sec GPT at sector 976773167
      start       size  index  contents
          0          1         MBR
          1          1         Pri GPT header
          2         32         Pri GPT table
         34          6        
         40     409600      1  GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
     409640  325591056      2  GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7
  326000696     262144        
  326262840  325591056      3  GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
  651853896     262144        
  652116040  324394944      4  GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7
  976510984     262151        
  976773135         32         Sec GPT table
  976773167          1         Sec GPT header
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by:mtnhome
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Sorry.... my numbering is long by 1... Disk 1 should be Disk 0... etc.
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by:mtnhome
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I will post the disk 0 sudo data when I get back to my Mac! The sudo data should have been for Disks 0, 1 and 2... not 1,2 and 3!
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by:mtnhome
ID: 40542077
Here is my Disk 0 drive which contains Mac OS 10.10.1! Disk 2 is the Win 7 boot camp drive.

Last login: Sat Jan 10 06:22:50 on console
Macintosh:~ sudo gpt -vv -r show /dev/disk0
Password:
gpt show: /dev/disk0: mediasize=320072933376; sectorsize=512; blocks=625142448
gpt show: /dev/disk0: PMBR at sector 0
gpt show: /dev/disk0: Pri GPT at sector 1
gpt show: /dev/disk0: Sec GPT at sector 625142447
      start       size  index  contents
          0          1         PMBR
          1          1         Pri GPT header
          2         32         Pri GPT table
         34          6        
         40     409600      1  GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
     409640  623463232      2  GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
  623872872    1269536      3  GPT part - 426F6F74-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
  625142408          7        
  625142415         32         Sec GPT table
  625142447          1         Sec GPT header
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by:mtnhome
ID: 40563907
Never got a real solution!
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